Minors in Leiden and Rotterdam
Collaboration on minors between Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam (LDE)
Leiden University (LEI), TU Delft (TUD) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) collaborate closely with one another in the area of minors. The partner universities reserve a number of places on their own minors to make it easier for Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam students to do a minor at one of the partners and give them more choice. The three partner universities also offer joint minors, referred to as LDE minors.
In addition to minors at Leiden and Rotterdam, you may also take a joint LDE minor in a socially relevant subject. In these joint minors, the courses are taught jointly by lecturers from Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam. This academic year, the following LDE minors are offered:
- African Dynamics
- Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Development
- Geo-resources for the future. Social, Economic, Environmental and Political Challenges
- Modes of Existence: Architecture and Philosophy (new)
- Responsible Innovation
- Security, Safety and Justice
- Smart and Shared Cities
- Sustainable Chemisty and Biotechnology (new)
The minors at Leiden University are 30 ECTS. However, the modules for the minors are not clustered together in the first semester, as they are in Delft. You will find a description of the minor and the modules in the minor in the Leiden University Prospectus. To find the timetable, a link in the module description will direct you to the faculty timetable pages. Here you can find the teaching period for each module. If you have any questions or doubts, always get in touch with the contact listed in the e-Prospectus for the minor in question!
TU Delft students do 30 ECTS of minors. The minors at EUR are almost all 15 ECTS and it is not possible to do two EUR minors in the same academic year. We therefore advise you to complete the remaining 15 ECTS with electives at TU Delft. You need prior permission from your Board of Examiners for these other 15 ECTS. On the ‘Free Minor Approval Request’ form, indicate the 15 ECTS EUR minor of your choice, supplemented by 15 ECTS of electives.